Training Resources

Washington State Library Training Resources

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Training Links

Free and Low-Cost Online Continuing Education Resources
WA State Library:
LYRASIS calendar (mostly free, online events): (WSL subscription gives WA library people a discount to paid events, link available on site above)
WebJunction calendar (free, online events):
Wyoming State Library training calendar (free, online events):
Library Professional Development blog (various free and paid events):
Library Journal/School Library Journal webinars (free, online events):
InfoPeople tutorials:
UC Berkeley Coding Resources:

Archived Workshops
CAYAS Fall 2013 Workshops
Getting Creative with Youth: Book Arts, Graphic Novels and Fast Fiction (CAYAS – May 2011)
Audience-Focused Presentations – A Webinar for Presenters 
Audience-Focused Presentations – A Webinar for Presenters (Audio)

Continuing Education Grants
Washington State Library
ALA Grants

Professional Development Committee
WLA’s Professional Development Committee has seed money available for continuing education projects and endeavors of all kinds. Programs sponsored in the past have included specialized or local conferences, full- and half-day workshops, and printing of materials to be distributed statewide.

Planners and sponsors must follow WLA guidelines for continuing education programs, and must apply within the grant application framework. Workshops and projects are expected to be self-supporting, with the funds reimbursed to the WLA general fund.

To apply for CE seed money, complete the CE Seed Money Application and email it to the WLA office.